My Macbook is a hard-drive killer

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Romainf, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Romainf macrumors member

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    I bought my Macbook about 2 years ago (1st Gen) and the first hard drive died last November (just over a year after i got it), so i replaced it and now the hard drive died again, doing that horrible clicking sound, now i can't even boot the notebook and get the flashing question mark folder.

    Could my macbook be faulty? or was i just very unlucky?
    I don't know if i should just get a new HD or have it checked.
     
  2. asme macrumors regular

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  3. Romainf thread starter macrumors member

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    LOL, yes i did.... and i guess that was the wrong choice then!!
     
  4. wesg macrumors regular

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    *Phew, System Profiler says I have a Seagate and not a Deathstar! :D
     
  5. Romainf thread starter macrumors member

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    ok, i just ordered a new HD, i went for WD this time (please don't tell me now that it is crap!!!).

    I have another question now, I've lost my leopard dvd, and can only find my old install disk for Tiger, can i reinstall everything directly from my time machine back-up or am i f@*%ked?
     
  6. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    Nope you will need your Leopard DVD to access the Time Machine backup....Try and borrow one from a friend or something..... Western Digital are pretty good HD's in my experience.

    ShadoW
     
  7. applepalace.com macrumors newbie

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    Maybe not related to the topic but its just an advice from the techs. Dont but a 7200 RPM HDD if you dealing with music, video or downloading lots of music or video.

    I saw people killing 1 HDD every year. 7200 RPM HDDs are not good unless they are a 3.5 inch desktop HDD. Western Digital is good but for fast harddrives keep backing up your data when your warranty is finished.

    Have nice day
     

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